2 February 2018

A recent court ruling on the forfeiture rule

The High Court recently exercised its discretion pursuant to Section 2 of the Forfeiture Act 1982 (“FA 1982”) in the case of Macmillan Cancer Support v Hayes and Long [2017] EWHC 3110

Katherine Pymont

6 December 2017

PAC report confirms fraud is most prevalent crime in England and Wales

The Public Accounts Committee published its report on the growing threat of online fraud, after considering evidence from organisations such as Age UK, Lloyds Banking Group, and the British Retail Consortium. It made for depressing reading with the cost of the crime for individuals estimated at £10 billion, and around 2 million cyber-related fraud incidents last year alone. That number is thought to be growing rapidly. 

Anna Metadjer

17 November 2017

Fraud in your business: Would you know what to do?

It's Fraud Awareness Week. How much do you know about protecting your business from fraud? Hannah Fitzwilliam writes.

26 October 2017

No place at the table for an honest cheat

In a landmark Supreme Court decision, international poker star Phil Ivey has lost his final attempt to salvage £7.8 million in baccarat winnings. All five Supreme Court judges that sat to hear Ivey v Genting Casinos were in agreement that Ivey’s technique of 'edge sorting' constituted cheating and found that the casino had no liability to pay him.

Ryan Mowat

16 October 2017

Private Prosecution of Summer Holiday Fraudsters

When Sir Cliff Richard penned the lyrics to Summer Holiday in 1963 he could not have anticipated that the prospect of “no more working for a week or two” would be tested to its limits by some greedy holidaymakers. Whereas most of us are willing to splash a little cash to enjoy a few weeks on a sunny beach, and consider it a good investment of time and money, it seems that a few dishonest folk see it as an opportunity to make a buck by scamming their travel operator.

Melinka Berridge

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